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Old June 24, 2011, 09:04 AM
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At 1080P I would think that just upgrading to a 560Ti will still be about the right move... then run the system for another year and do a whole system upgrade. If your q6600 is not oc'd I would highly suggest that you do!

FWIW I use a 2500K at 5.0Ghz with 570 SLi and my wife has a Q6600 at 3.5Ghz with a 580. The q6600 does hold back some but it is still very useable at 1080P+.
The q6600 has been great for me. Probably my best purchase of a CPU ever, even better than my tualatins and athlon mp's back in the day.

Thanks for the info everyone, I have decided to keep my main components as is and just upgrade my video card for now. I will be going with just a regular GeForce GTX 460 which I can find for a good price and won't have to break the bank. Can anyone recommend a good vendor for it? EVGA, Asus, MSI?
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Old June 24, 2011, 09:16 AM
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The q6600 has been great for me. Probably my best purchase of a CPU ever, even better than my tualatins and athlon mp's back in the day.

Thanks for the info everyone, I have decided to keep my main components as is and just upgrade my video card for now. I will be going with just a regular GeForce GTX 460 which I can find for a good price and won't have to break the bank. Can anyone recommend a good vendor for it? EVGA, Asus, MSI?
The cost difference between the 460 and 560 is so minimal now its not worth buying a 460 unless you get it used.
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Old June 24, 2011, 09:25 AM
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The cost difference between the 460 and 560 is so minimal now its not worth buying a 460 unless you get it used.
The 560 has better power consumption and heat output right? I might go with it then. The Ti version is out of the picture since it is over my budget.
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Old June 24, 2011, 09:48 AM
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The 560 has better power consumption and heat output right? I might go with it then. The Ti version is out of the picture since it is over my budget.
Correct. Whether you go for the 560 or 560 Ti you'll have a good card that will be miles better than your 8800GTX
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Old June 24, 2011, 10:03 AM
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As the card is kinda a stop-gap and considering that a 460 can pretty much match a 560, I'd go second-hand.. save you a bunch of bucks.,.. there are many to be had out there.
And if you consider the 5770, it's about the same as a 460, they are cheaper again.

If your going new then a 560 would be good.. have you looked at the red camp options in your budget? I'm not 100% but I think at your budget they are quite strong.
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Old June 24, 2011, 03:17 PM
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A 5770 is quite a bit slower than even a 460 768.

AnandTech - Bench - GPU11

Red camp

6850
NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card - SAPPHIRE - 11180-00-20R - in Canada $159.98 no mail in rebate

5770
NCIX.com - Buy Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI VGA DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card - PowerColor - AX5770 1GBD5-H - in Canada $89.99 after $20 mir

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560
NCIX.com - Buy Zotac GeForce GTX 560 820MHZ 1GB 4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Video Card - Zotac - ZT-50701-10M - in Canada $169.99 after mail in rebate

Really though like Dzzope said if you are going to a 5770, 6850 or 460 go second hand. going new go 560
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Old June 26, 2011, 05:31 PM
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And if you consider the 5770, it's about the same as a 460, they are cheaper again.
Yea... dunno what I was thinking there... but it's still a decent card (as a stop gap) and it's hella cheap second hand..
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Old June 27, 2011, 05:25 AM
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If you are thinking of overhauling your system pick up a used HD5870 for around $180-$200. Honestly 5870's are just kickass cards, they can handle most things but they don't do dx11, but then again neither do any of the other cards other than a GTX 560 which isn't worht the money.

I have been informed that the 5870 was the first DX11 GPU... Now there is no reason not to pick up a used one. I thought all of the 5000 series were DX10 but apparently I was wrong.

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Old June 27, 2011, 05:28 AM
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The 5000-series from AMD was the first to run DX11.
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Old June 27, 2011, 01:25 PM
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@op-no doubt mate ,buy a gtx 460 1gb version ..best vfm product
Newegg.ca - MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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Newegg.ca - MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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